Who Moved My Cheese? Uneeda Williams HUD 110 May 4, 2004
What is the book about? <ul><li>A simple story that reveals the profound truths about change </li></ul><ul><li>How to deal...
Abstract <ul><li>The story shows what happens to the characters one day when the Cheese has been moved to another part of ...
The Metaphors <ul><li>Cheese : a metaphor for what we want in life (jobs, relationships, money, recognition, etc.) </li></...
The Characters <ul><li>4 Imaginary Characters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sniff – sniffs out change early </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Story <ul><li>Sniff and Scurry go to the same place everyday to get cheese.  When they realize that the cheese is running ...
Story <ul><li>Haw eventually sees what he is doing, laughs at himself, moves on, and finds new cheese.  Hem is stuck with ...
Analysis <ul><li>Hem & Haw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complacency and arrogance set in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not paying at...
The Handwriting is on the Wall <ul><li>Change happens </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Change...
What does cheese have to do with Interpreting? <ul><li>The cheese in interpreting is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming a suc...
Changes in the  Interpreting Environment <ul><li>In Interpreting things change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture (behaviors, ...
How should interpreters deal with change? <ul><li>Be flexible – adapt to any situation </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded – ...
How interpreters can win  with change <ul><li>Anticipating the best   rather than fearing the worst   </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
The more important Your cheese is to you The more you want to Hold on to it. If you do not change,  You can become  Extinc...
Movement In a New direction Helps you find New cheese When you move Beyond your fear, You feel free Imagining myself Enjoy...
It is safer to Search in the maze Than remain in a Cheeseless situation Old beliefs Do not lead you To new cheese When you...
Final Thought Move With The Cheese And Enjoy It! Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson M.D. (ISBN 0-399-14446-3)
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  1. 1. Who Moved My Cheese? Uneeda Williams HUD 110 May 4, 2004
  2. 2. What is the book about? <ul><li>A simple story that reveals the profound truths about change </li></ul><ul><li>How to deal with change in your work and in your life </li></ul><ul><li>The moral of the story is “If you fail to plan you plan to fail” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Abstract <ul><li>The story shows what happens to the characters one day when the Cheese has been moved to another part of the Maze. Some are prepared for it and do well. Others are surprised by it and have a difficult time. As you watch what they do, you may see a part of yourself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Metaphors <ul><li>Cheese : a metaphor for what we want in life (jobs, relationships, money, recognition, etc.) </li></ul>Maze : a metaphor for where you spend time looking for what you want (the organization you work in, the family, or community you live in)
  5. 5. The Characters <ul><li>4 Imaginary Characters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sniff – sniffs out change early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scurry – scurries into action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hem – denies and resists change as he fears it will lead to something worse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haw – learns to adapt in time when he sees changing leads to something better </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Story <ul><li>Sniff and Scurry go to the same place everyday to get cheese. When they realize that the cheese is running low, they move on to find new cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>Him and Haw don’t realize that the cheese is low, until one day the cheese is no longer there. They sit and contemplate about what to do. They are afraid to look for cheese elsewhere. They are afraid of change. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Story <ul><li>Haw eventually sees what he is doing, laughs at himself, moves on, and finds new cheese. Hem is stuck with comfort and fear, and gets left behind. </li></ul><ul><li>As Haw understands and embraces change, he writes what he has learned on the wall, hoping Hem will find his way. </li></ul><ul><li>The story ends with Hem realizing that when you can read the writing on the wall, you can do well in changing times. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Analysis <ul><li>Hem & Haw </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complacency and arrogance set in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not paying attention to changing environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear and frustration prevent them from finding something better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afraid to embrace change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sniff & Scurry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less cheese = change noticed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started looking for new cheese and eventually find more cheese (bigger an better) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Handwriting is on the Wall <ul><li>Change happens </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor Change </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt To Change Quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy Change </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again and again </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does cheese have to do with Interpreting? <ul><li>The cheese in interpreting is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Becoming a successful interpreter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing work in the best interest of the Deaf consumer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The maze in interpreting is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Deaf/HH community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any environment where you might interpret </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Changes in the Interpreting Environment <ul><li>In Interpreting things change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture (behaviors, values, beliefs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language (Signs, Idioms, Vocabulary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology (TTY/TDD, e-mail, VRS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreter’s role (Helper, Machine, Ally, Other) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards, policies, procedures, ethics (RID Code of Ethics, ADA, NAD) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How should interpreters deal with change? <ul><li>Be flexible – adapt to any situation </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded – willing to listen to other ideas and perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Take the initiative – don’t wait for others </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative – think out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that change is good – it can help you grow </li></ul>
  13. 13. How interpreters can win with change <ul><li>Anticipating the best rather than fearing the worst </li></ul><ul><li>Positive reactions rather than negative behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive thoughts rather than destructive emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling confident and capable rather than unsure and inept </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing opportunities rather than counting obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forward rather than stepping back </li></ul><ul><li>Being an advocate rather than being a victim </li></ul>
  14. 14. The more important Your cheese is to you The more you want to Hold on to it. If you do not change, You can become Extinct. What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? Smell the cheese often So you know when It is getting old. Remember…
  15. 15. Movement In a New direction Helps you find New cheese When you move Beyond your fear, You feel free Imagining myself Enjoying new cheese Even before I find it, Leads me to it The quicker you let go Of old cheese The sooner you find New cheese Remember…
  16. 16. It is safer to Search in the maze Than remain in a Cheeseless situation Old beliefs Do not lead you To new cheese When you see that You can find and Enjoy new cheese You change course Noticing small changes Early helps you adapt To the bigger changes That are to come Remember…
  17. 17. Final Thought Move With The Cheese And Enjoy It! Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson M.D. (ISBN 0-399-14446-3)
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